Whether you're a purist or a natural born-and-bred petrolhead, there is just something special about a lightweight, nimble sports car and the sheer driving pleasure it brings.
Throw a rear-wheel drive configuration and a chassis weighing just under or above a ton together, and you have the perfect balance of power and agility.
Not all about speed
While these cars aren't particularly fast in a straight line, they offer plenty of fun on twisty or wet roads. It is here where it truly showcases its superb power to weight characteristics.
There are a number of examples to choose from in the local market with the Mazda MX-5 and Toyota 86 are esome of the noteworthy options that come to mind. Or, if you're looking for a used option, these might be very difficult to find, but doing some research could help you discover a rare Honda S2000, Toyota MR-2, or even an Ariel Atom.
Compiled by Robin Classen